Trailing by a goal from the first leg, Houston attacked most of the first half but could not tie the series score. A second-half red card to Chivas midfielder Francisco Palencia seemed to help turn the tide, and Houston was soon awarded a penalty kick. Brad Davis stepped up to fire a shot just inside the right post and tie the aggregate score. With the series apparently headed to overtime, Brian Ching headed home the winning goal in a close-range scramble to send Houston to the Western Conference final.
Chivas USA vs. Houston Dynamo
October 29, 2006 -- Robertson Stadium, Houston TX
Western Conference Semifinals -- Game 2
HOU -- Brad Davis 1 (penalty kick) 64
HOU -- Brian Ching 2 (Dwayne De Rosario 1, Eddie Robinson 1) 92+
Houston Dynamo -- Pat Onstad, Wade Barrett, Eddie Robinson, Adrian Serioux, Craig Waibel (Ryan Cochrane 47+), Ricardo Clark, Brad Davis, Dwayne De Rosario, Brian Mullan, Brian Ching, Paul Dalglish (Alejandro Moreno 91+).
Substitutes Not Used: Zach Wells, Kevin Goldthwaite, Kelly Gray, Stuart Holden Chris Wondolowski.
Chivas USA -- Brad Guzan, Jason Hernandez, Tim Regan, Claudio Suarez, Lawson Vaughn, Jonathan Bornstein, Juan Pablo Garcia, Jesse Marsch, Francisco Mendoza, Juan Francisco Palencia.
Substitutes Not Used: Preston Burpo, Johnnie Garcia, Drew Helm, Orlando Perez, Matt Taylor, Brent Whitfield.
CHV -- Lawson Vaughn (caution; Dissent) 55
CHV -- Juan Francisco Palencia (caution; Reckless Foul) 57
CHV -- Juan Francisco Palencia (ejection; Violent Conduct) 58
HOU -- Ricardo Clark (caution; Dissent) 59
CHV -- Tim Regan (caution; Reckless Foul) 63
CHV -- Juan Pablo Garcia (caution; Dissent) 64
HOU -- Adrian Serioux (caution; Pushing) 67
Referee: Michael Kennedy
Referee's Assistants: George Gansner; Corey Rockwell
4th official: Terry Vaughn
Weather: Clear-and-62 degrees
All statistics contained in this boxscore are unofficial